Family and Children's Association (FCA)

Finance Executive Rita Thakkar Joins Family & Children’s Association Board FCA Appoints New Trustee; CA’s Rita Thakkar to Join Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MINEOLA, NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 ­– Family & Children’s Association (FCA), a leading human services nonprofit organization on Long Island, has appointed finance executive Rita Thakkar, CPA, CIA to its Board of Trustees. Thakkar, who is based in the New York City area, is vice president, Internal Audit for CA Technologies, […]

Family & Children’s Association to Rename Nursery Co-op Agency to Honor Memory of Former Teacher/Director Lynn Vanderhall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MINEOLA, NEW YORK, February 20th, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) will be holding a ceremony on March 12th to pay tribute to longtime staff member Lynn Vanderhall, who passed away tragically in August 2017. The agency’s Nursery Co-op, located in Hempstead, New York, will be renamed in […]

Leading Long Island Addiction Professionals, Advocacy Groups Travel to Albany with Clear Message Regarding Opioid Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mineola, New York, February 9th, 2018 – A projected 600 overdose fatalities related to opioids occurred on Long Island in 2017, as reported by Newsday, and advocacy groups are preparing to have their voices heard at the State level on February 13th, 2018. More than 50 members of the Long Island recovery […]

FCA Seeks Ombudsperson Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINEOLA, NEW YORK, February 5th, 2018 – Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is seeking volunteers for its long-standing Ombduservice Program, part of a statewide network of certified volunteers who visit nursing homes, adult homes, and assisted living facilities in Nassau County. Ombudsperson serve as advocates for residents and their families. If you […]

Football Raffle Winner from Floral Park, NY, Previously Connected with FCA’s Senior Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mineola, New York, February 3rd, 2018 – The winners of Family & Children’s Association’s (FCA) Football Raffle were announced during FCA’s Facebook live drawing on January 24th, 2018. Karyn Tripmacher of Floral Park, NY won the first prize which includes two field level tickets to the Big Game along with airfare and […]

Family Center Enriches the Lives of Long Island Families

Family Engagement Events In addition to daytime and evening Parent Support Groups, Family Center (Nassau) offered two different family engagement events these past few months. Family Center Nassau collaborated with North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center and Hispanic Counseling Center to provide the families an evening of fun bowling for the entire family at […]

Community Collaboration FCA's Prevention Team & Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth Join Forces to Improve Community

FCA’s Prevention Team collaborated with the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth (RCCY) to address several community needs. Through a Rockville Centre Prevention Resource Center (PRC) grant, FCA and RCCY are working tirelessly in communities that have been identified as high risk with substance use, lack of quality education and lacking other necessary resources. On January 18th, 2018, FCA and […]

Ombudservice Volunteers Enhance the Lives of Long Island Seniors

When Bill S. retired from teaching, he was looking for a meaningful activity to devote his time. He saw an ad in the paper in search of volunteers at Family and Children’s Association (FCA) and he immediately applied. The agency’s advocacy program, known as Ombudservice, is federally mandated and based on a Swedish term for […]

Anton Media Editor & Publisher, Angela Anton, Wins FCA’s Hero of the Month Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINEOLA, NEW YORK, January 29th, 2018 – Family & Children’s Association (FCA), a leading health and human services nonprofit organization on Long Island, is proud to award Angela Susan Anton, Editor and Publisher of Anton Media, as 2018’s first Hero of the Month. FCA’s Hero of the Month award is presented to […]

FCA Calls on Swimmers, Cyclists, Runners to Support Youth Programs on Long Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MINEOLA, NEW YORK, January 26th, 2018 – Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) is gearing up as #TeamFCA to swim, bike and run at the EventPower 2018 Mini Mighty Man Triathlon for the 4th consecutive year. The family-friendly event which begins at the Nassau Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park […]

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